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How the public is betting Stars-Lightning Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

The Stars could take a big 2-0 lead with a win tonight, but the Bolts are expected by oddsmakers to even the series

Anton Khudobin of the Dallas Stars makes the save against Blake Coleman of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game One of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place on September 19, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

It’s Game 2 in Edmonton tonight as the Dallas Stars face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Where: Rogers Center, Edmonton, Alberta
When: September 21st, 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN

The Stars opened their battle for Lord Stanley with a 4-1 win over the Bolts on Saturday night. Goals from Joel Hanley (his first of the playoffs), Jamie Oleksiak, Joel Kiviranta and Jason Dickinson (an empty netter) gave the underdogs first blood in the best-of-seven series.

Tampa outshot Dallas 36-20 and outhit their opponent 56-50 as well, but couldn’t find very many quality chances. The Stars also blocked 26 shots, and will continue to use their bodies to get in the way of a more skilled Lightning team.

Will these trends continue on Monday night? We’ll find out once the puck drops, but the Bolts are also likely to hit the ice again without captain Steven Stamkos.

Though there are rumors of his return before the end of the series, it seems unlikely he dresses tonight.

Here are the odds and bet splits for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Moneyline

Dallas Stars: -143 (24% handle, 42% bets)
Tampa Bay Lightning: +123 (76% handle, 58% bets)

Total

Over 5 goals: (49% handle, 54% bets)
Under 5 goals: (51% handle, 46% bets)

Puck line

Dallas Stars +1.5, -220: (30% handle, 47% bets)
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 +180: (70% handle, 53% bets)

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